So, a couple of weeks ago I began the Call the Midwife series and loved the first two episodes. But since then I haven't been in precisely the right mood for it - I love it, but I'm going to need to space out my viewing of them and prolong the pleasure and intensity of it.
I thus found myself wanting to find a series that I could sink my teeth into a bit while I was between Call the Midwife episodes. This weekend, while browsing Netflix, I saw that the first two seasons of Downton Abbey are now available (maybe it has been for a while, I don't know). Given how many people I know who rave about that show, I decided to give it a whirl.
Why did no one tell me that Brendan Coyle was also in Downton Abbey??? He played the role of Nicholas Higgins in one of my all-time favourite movies, North and South and I love him! And Maggie Smith??! And Elizabeth McGovern??!
I had no idea...I would have been all over this show from the beginning had I known who some of the actors were.
Also, I'd never heard anything about the storyline and had somehow formed an impression that it was something like a Have You Been Served show - a series popular with my mother-in-law in the past, but one that I've never really been drawn to.
But this. This I need to watch. Downton Abbey is a period piece of precisely the nature I normally LOVE!! Heavens, why am I so late to the game? How many seasons are there? Are new episodes still being aired, or is the series complete?
The bottom line is this...I need to get on this. I've watched one full episode now and have started the second. It. Is. Awesome.
The kids may need to watch a lot of Olympics in the coming two weeks...I, eh-hem, may have other priorities.
What, I missed snowboarding? Shoot...so sorry, kids.
Higgins, I'm coming for you...call yourself Bates now, if you must, but I know who you really are.